Antique & Vintage Dress Gallery


#6961 - RARE c. 1930's LILLY DACHE, Paris, 78 East 56th Street, New York Gold Cellophane Turban!  As fabulous as anything you might find on the silver screen back in the 1930's... looks like something that might have been worn in "The Women". Sensational!  Lilly Dache was considered the top milliner in New York in the 1930s and 40s.. and even into the 50s.  She attracted a vast movie star clientele including such elite as Betty Grable, Marlene Dietrich, Carole Lombard and Audrey Hepburn!  From the New York Times Obit (she passed away at age 97!), "She was best know for her turbans, which she made by draping the fabric right on her customers' heads." !!!  Oh, and at the end of the 1950s, she hired a young assistant from Chicago, Halston Frowick (yes, Halston), who went on to design hats for Bergdorf Goodman, and then branched out into clothing to become the icon of the 70s.  This turban is collectable for so many reasons, but if you are a Lilly Dache collector, this is likely the Holy Grail! Gold and clear woven cellophane in Excellent condition.  Nothing else needs to be said. 

SOLD - but on display in Museum Category for Research/Display